Queer

I am a queer therapist who is LGBTQ friendly and queer competent.  As a member of the LGBTQ community, we can talk about issues related to or not related to queer issues.   I specialize in queer politics and queer oppression.  I recognize that as a queer person you might not be seeking therapy to focus on queer specific issues, but would like to know that your therapist is LGBTQ friendly and queer competent.   You have come to the right place.

 

I am able and willing to write letters for Hormone Replacement Therapy and Reassignment Surgery, following the wpath.org standard of care guidelines.

Being queer is about celebrating & being exactly who you are.  Being queer is not a choice or a phase.  Being queer is about accepting the fluid nature of our sexuality.

 

Our identities are wrapped up in those we love, the communities we belong to, and our desire to be understood and accepted.  Unless we speak up to say "I am Queer" people may assume our sexuality by how we look or by those we are in relationship with, putting you in a box of either gay, straight, gay man, butch lesbian, etc.

 

You define your sexuality; regardless of how you look, regardless of those you are dating, regardless of your community! Because we live in a society that historically acknowledges gender as a binary (male/female) and sexual orientation as a binary (gay/straight), our culture is not used to seeing queer.  

 

I specialize in working with queer, bisexual, pansexual, transgender and partners of transgender folks who are struggling with identity, life transition, defining relationships and belonging to community.  

Do you struggle to feel as though you belong to a community that celebrates/understands your queerness?

Do you feel like it is easier for other people if you say “I am a lesbian or I am gay,” rather than really saying who you are: genderqueer, queer, bisexual, pansexual, transgender, a partner of someone who is transgender?

Do you feel like you have to defend your queer identity?

Do you ever wonder if you are queer enough to belong in the queer community?

Do you feel like you are the only queer person like you, you know?

How do you maintain your queer identity when you start dating a partner of the same gender or opposite gender? 

Lesbian/gay/straight/queer, how do you deal with your sexual identity being defined by those you date?

Does your community understand you are still queer regardless of who you are dating?

Does your community understand the fluid nature with which you are open to dating all genders?

Do you feel afraid to introduce those you are dating to your community?

Do you fear people interpret your queer sexual fluidity as a choice?

 

If you are grappling with any of the above questions you have come to the right place.

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